A real conversation about LGBTQIA+ mental health with Dr Dave Demmer, Dr Jamie Byrne, and Dr Tom Dickson.

Meet Q is a unique and real conversation about LGBTQI+ mental health hosted by experts in the field. Based on a fictional person, “Q”, Dr. Dave Demmer and Dr. Jamie Byrne (clinical psychologists), and Dr. Thomas Dickson (GP), discuss the science and research around various mental health topics including self-worth, attachment, gender dysphoria, relationship difficulties, and managing emotions, all within an LGBTQI+ affirmative framework. The trio will take you through what’s new in understanding and supporting your mental health in a Pod that’s fresh, informed, and fun.

Dr David H. Demmer

Dave (he/him/his) is a clinical psychologist who has focused his career on working with gender and sexually diverse people. He is the founder and director of Wellington Street Psychology – a leading LGBTQIAP+ focused private psychology practice in Melbourne. His clinical and research training and background has focused on how gender and sexuality influences mental health.

Dave is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and Fellow of the APS Clinical College. He is also the current chair of the APS Clinical College Victorian state committee, a member of the City of Port Phillip Council’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee, and a mental health Subject Matter Expert for Movember.

Dr Jamie Byrne

Jamie (she/her) is a clinical psychologist. She works in private practice with gender and sexually diverse adolescents and adults and her research focuses on how sleep-wake processes are related to health behaviours and LGBTQIAP+ mental health. Her approach is to consider mental health concerns in the broader context of an individual’s life, personal narrative, and current circumstances.

Jamie is a lecturer at Deakin University, an adjunct research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology, and an expert content advisor for Health By Design. Jamie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychology.

Dr Tom Dickson

Tom Dickson (he/him/his) is a General Practitioner. Tom completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland, where he also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomedicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He also holds a Masters of Medicine in Sexual and Reproductive Health and has completed further training in mental health counselling and is a registered provider of HIV treatment and provides gender affirming care.

Tom lectures both Monash University medical students and Victorian GP registrars on the topics of sexual health and LGBTIQAP+ health. Tom is a committee member for the Melbourne Argonauts Rowing Club and a mentor with The Pinnacle Foundation.

Telephone counselling and crisis support, Australia-wide, 24/7

Melbourne based private psychology practice supporting the LGBTQIAP+ community

Australia-wide anonymous and free LGBTI peer support for people wanting to talk about sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings, or relationships.

Resources help and guidance for Australia’s LGBTIQ youth.

Anonymous and free telephone counselling as well as information and referrals for the LGBTQIA+ communities of Victoria and Tasmania.

Australia’s leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people.

An intersex peer support, information and advocacy group for people born with variations in sex characteristics.

Specialist public health service for the trans, gender diverse, and non-binary community in Victoria.

Health service for sexually and gender diverse people, and people living with HIV.

An LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing support service with a focus on relationships, families, parenting, and young people.

The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on LGBTIQ+ people and communities.